Ukraine: Behind every door is a story to tell

Everyone here has a story to tell, and I want to listen to all of them. To take them with me in my heart, but also on paper and to share these stories back home, because they need to be told and they need to be listened to. It is important to raise awareness of what the people are experiencing on a daily basis, to understand their needs in order to give support where is needed and to raise the funds to help these people in need.

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Ukraine: What would you bring if you had to flee in a hurry?

A young girl sitting on a bed, holding a stuffed animal cat.

More than 13 million people have left their homes since the escalation of the war in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Most were only able to take a few essential items with them and had to leave everything else behind. In times of uncertainty, trauma, and fear, it is sometimes the little things that give us hope and strength. Often it is something that reminds us of home.

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A Humanitarian Response to Drought Ravaged Communities in Northern Kenya: Adopting Mobile Technology

Over 3.5 million people are facing severe hunger in Kenya. To access the communities affected by drought and unreachable due to safety concerns and poor road infrastructure, CARE International in Kenya adopted an existing fintech platform to disburse cash transfers. Mobile Cash transfers via money platforms are an easy and sustainable method of supporting individuals during a humanitarian crisis such as what is being experienced in Northern Kenya,” says Maureen Miruka, CARE Kenya Country Director.

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CARE Bangladesh is responding to one of the worst flash floods in HAOR

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An estimated two million people are affected by the current flash flood, as water levels in northeast Bangladesh have risen over the past few weeks due to constant rainfall in the northeast Indian states. The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) have opened more than 400 shelter centers, and an estimated 5,000+ people are living in them.
CARE is concerned by the number of children who are showing up at health facilities emaciated with the current drought leaving families not knowing where their next meal will come from.

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Child Malnutrition Levels Spike as Drought Worsens in Somalia

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The number of acutely malnourished children admitted to CARE-supported health facilities has increased by 60 per cent in the first four months of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. Health facilities admitted 3,501 children with severe malnutrition so far compared to 2,155 admitted during the same period in 2021.

CARE is concerned by the number of children who are showing up at health facilities emaciated with the current drought leaving families not knowing where their next meal will come from.

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3 months of war in Ukraine: Voices from the frontlines

Lydia is staying at a temporary shelter in Romania after leaving southern Ukraine. CARE’s partner SERA is donating clothes and other basic items to support the center. Phot by: Lucy Beck/CARE

When the fighting in Ukraine started on February 24, 2022 it was clear that it would results in a human catastrophe. Millions of people left their homes, critical infrastructure was destroyed, whole cities were left without food, water and electricity, people lost their lives. Today, more than 6.4 million people have fled the country and over 8 million people have been displaced within Ukraine. As is often the case, women and children are more deeply affected by crisis , making up 90% of refugees and 63% of those who are displaced within Ukraine. Three months into the conflict, CARE’s staff and partners inside Ukraine and the surrounding regions share insights from the frontlines.

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